Art poetica

(To emerging poets) ………..

Did not hear about Quintus Horace?
Who descended the laws to VERSE in grace:
On unity, invention and imitation,
and what is the art of pure characterisation.

Though he was a rational in form and style
but honored all the ‘Aesthetic considerations’.
In spirit he was purely a Roman, but he
ignited the passion for Art and sensations.

To him, for poet’s security
he must attain brevity and adieu
obscurity and blind imitation,
not to spoil his fancies and romantic pulsations.

If you want to be a man of Art and Letter,
then compose well or don’t rhyme either;
And if you’re ignorant to the words decorum and form
then respect Horace and absorb Horace meter.

XK

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